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77 of 77 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2012
Prior to owning the audiOHM HF earbuds, I used the iconic white Apple earbuds as my mobile headphones. I also own a large boom-mic gaming headset with phenomenal sound quality, so I have a good frame of reference to review this product from a non-audiophile perspective.

First off, ergonomics and form: It seems like standard earbuds (like the Apple iPod/iPhone set) aren't designed to stick in your ear as much as they are designed to "hang" there in the opening. I find it to be incredibly stupid - if they're not shoved in just right, you get audio leaks and lose sound quality. On the other hand, if you jam it in there as deep as you can, it's painful and probably won't stay there for long. The audiOHM avoids that glaring design flaw by implementing a roughly 35-degree bend on the sound port. This, combined with a flexible rubber cup on the end, allows the audiOHM to stick deeper into the ear canal than traditional headphones while maintaining solid contact and a proper seal. This contributes greatly to audio quality, which I will discuss in the next section. My wife uses regular old cheap-o headphones and never complained about the fit, but as soon as she tried on my new pair of audiOHMs, she instantly wanted a set for herself.

Sound quality: As I mentioned previously, the tighter, deeper seal of the audiOHMs is not only comfortable, but also greatly improves the audio quality. My music seems louder and fuller than traditional headphones that fail to seal the entire ear canal. Outside noise is also greatly reduced versus the Apple pair. I believe it may also contribute to the better bass effect over the Apple set, but let's face it, Apple headphones just plain suck for anything except phone calls. Mid-range on the audiOHMs is clear and crisp, I don't notice any abnormal hissing on the high-end (I expected a little - let's be realistic here), and the bass is deep and rich for such small, comfortable, and inexpensive headphones.

The integrated microphone is just icing on the cake and the awesomely low pricetag is the ice cream on the side!

These are the best earbuds I've ever owned. Barring some freak washing machine accident, I can see myself owning this pair for a long, long time.

Closing words: If you're an audiophile, don't bother, because you're not going to get the same experience from this that you get from those luxury sets that are ten times the price. If you're a hipster, don't bother, because these aren't very kitsch. If you're a rapper, don't bother, because these aren't made by Dr. Dre. If you're just looking for comfortable high-quality earbuds that won't break the bank, buy these! You won't be disappointed!
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72 of 74 people found the following review helpful
on May 18, 2012
WOW! I truly was not expecting much from $20 ear buds, but I wanted a pair as back up to my Beats by Dre buds. I have tried a few other ear buds in the past from Skully Candy JBuds but they couldn't compare to these. These little buds ended up being well worth it and were close to the level of quality I have experienced to my Beats ear buds. I listen to a wide range of music and talk radio and I put these through the paces. Great bass, mids, and treble was up to par, also the vocals were not drowned out. Sound is crisp and clear. Granted my HTC phone has Beats by Dre technology so I also tried it with Beats Audio disabled and they still sound great.

The KEY to ear buds such as these is the gels! This is very important! I find that choosing the gel that is one size up from your ear creates a good suction inside the canal and keeps all the glorious audio inside your head.

If you're looking for a inexpensive ear bud solution give these a try, you won't be disappointed.
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53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on August 17, 2012
It's hard to know what to expect from a set of earbuds that only cost $17.00. For listening to music, these have remarkably clean, crisp, well-articulated highs and upper mids. They're a bit lacking in the lower mids and bass, and because of that, they lack a certain sweetness or mellowness that makes extended listening a pleasure. After a while at moderately high volume they start to sound a bit brassy or shrill and I want to turn down the volume. With the volume down the sound is more pleasant, though a bit thin.

Still, for $17.00 .... I could keep a set in the office, a set in the bedroom, a set in the car ....

As a hands-free phone headset they work well enough. They make it easy to switch from music to a phone call and back, and the sound is quite acceptable.

The design of the jack is poor. The body (the part you grab to plug it in and pull it out) is short, slender, slick, and tapers down to the wire. This makes it extremely hard to pull it out of the phone without tugging on the wire, which doesn't look like it would tolerate much tugging. Very annoying. A longer body with a reverse taper would fix that problem.

I've always had trouble with ear buds falling out of my right ear, even though I don't use them for anything more strenuous than sitting at my desk. These come with a supply of silicon gels in 3 sizes, and using a large gel in my right ear gives me the best fit I've had.
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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on August 3, 2012
I was looking to replace a headset with a broken jack that I've had for 4 years. Since I'm not an audiophile it's unlikely that I can tell the difference between a $25 headset and a $50 one, so I set out to buy the cheapest pair on Amazon with a decent rating. My search lead me to this brand, so I shelled about $19 (with shipping) for it. While waiting for the item to arrive, I found a Skull Candy Ink'd headset on sale in a local store for $10 (normally $25), and being the cheapskate that I am, I couldn't resist buying it.

Prior to this I thought the headset that came with my iPhone was great. When I put the Skull Candy on its pronounced bass took me by surprise, even though the vocals sound a bit tinny. All of a sudden the standard Apple headset doesn't cut it anymore. Then the GoGroove arrived, and to my surprise it performs even better. The Audiohm has the bass punch of the Ink'd, but without any sacrifice in clarity. The best I can describe it is that it has a 'full' sound.

If you can spare $20 go ahead and buy it, you're not likely to get anything better for the same price.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 15, 2012
I purchased these because the good reviews outweighed the bad and even though I like the look, feel and sound, I started getting complaints about how I sounded on the phone after about a month. It's progressively getting worse and now the silver cover you see in the picture is falling out.

I will not purchase again and want to try bluetooth earbuds because no matter how neatly I put these corded ones away, they always get tangled like a pocket fairy tied it into knots! Not a product flaw... happens with any wired headphones I've used. :)

**Update**
My item was over the 30 day return mark but the company reached out to me and offered to exchange them for free. I did receive them but, I'm now using some kickass bluetooth earbuds by LG. I initially gave this product 2 stars because of the mic failure but it was one pair out many that work great.

The new pair work great and since Accessory Genie was willing to help, I'm giving them 5 stars for a very good product and excellent customer service!

Will keep the GOgroove for working out and as a backup.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2012
The earbuds fit very well, I didn't have to exchange the buds for a different size although it's nice that there are options to choose from. The buds themselves have a good heft to them, and look exactly like the photo. Wish there were more color options and that the microphone was placed a little higher but for the price, it is perfect.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2014
I'm a former musician that loves music of all kinds. I just don't have an unlimited budget for sound equipment. I just got my AudiOHM headphones and am listening to them as I write. They are vastly superior to the headphones that came with my phone for comfort and clarity of sound (duh!, I know). I listen to a wide range of music from acid jazz to zydeco. I tried them on a good variety of music (Joji Hirota Taiko drums, Landon Pigg, Maroon 5, The Police, Bobby McFerrin, Chamber Music Northwest, Opera, Salt-N-Pepa, the Deftones, etc.). They had crisp responsive treble and a full thumpy but nuanced bass. I heard some aspects of songs that I haven't heard in a really long time because I was using the crappy headphones that came with my phone. They aren't very forgiving for poor recordings (like recordings dubbed from records or some live performances) but some folks will appreciate it. Are they the best things I've ever used? Probably not, but for the price you can't go wrong.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 5, 2012
These are great headphones and hands free for my Nokia Lumia 900. The sound is on par with triple the price iPhone ear buds. With these on my Lumia, I don't miss my iPhone.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on February 18, 2013
Bought these primarily due to the price and reviews. Need them for work.

Overall I was happy with the quality of the sound and the mic seemed to work well. However the item really only lasted approx. a month and a half, then the left ear bud stopped working completely. I always took great care of the item and when it actually went silent, I was simply lifting it up in my hand from my jacket pocket which is wide so no pulling on the cord and I did not bang it against any hard surface.

I also bought this item because of the manufacturer's (not the seller's) 3year warranty. Now they want to charge me for shipping it back and its not clear whether they will actually replace them. Due to the time they broke, I cant return it via Amazon.

In short, I would not recommend this item to anyone.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 2012
For the price these work well as headphones. The speaker feature is clumsy as there is no clip or anything to keep it in place do sounds fade in and out to the other person.
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